Successful INTA Fashion Lunch “Legal Issues Facing Fashion and Retail” hosted by DLA Piper

More than 50 clients recently attended the DLA Piper INTA Fashion Lunch on “Legal Issues Facing Fashion and Retail” in San Diego. Colleagues from different jurisdictions across the world discussed the hottest legal issues for the sector.

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New cookie implementation toolkit!

Olivi FusionYesterday the main associations operating in the Italian digital market (DMA Italia, Fedoweb, IAB Italia, Netcomm and UPA) presented with the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali) the “cookie implementation toolkit”. The toolkit will be of help to assist the operators in the implementation of the new rules on cookies, which will come into force on 3 June (see also here). Read the rest of this entry »

Another fashion pitfall: Trademark protection denied to Louis Vuitton’s chequerboard patterns

elena-vareseOn 21 April 2015 the General Court issued two parallel judgments in cases T-359/12 and T-360/12, confirming the declaration of invalidity of Louis Vuitton’s two Community trademarks, consisting of chequerboard patterns, characterised by weft and warp structures, in brown and beige and in light and dark grey, as shown below: Read the rest of this entry »

Cloud computing contracts – the EU Commission report

Zappaterra FusionFurther to the EU Commission communication on “Unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe” the Commission adopted a European Cloud Computing Strategy (you can find more information here) which is also based on a better understanding of the existing national legislations applying to cloud computing contracts. In this respect, the EU Commission requested DLA Piper in Europe (European Member States – excluding Croatia) and the US to carry out a study of the current legislations on the matter. Read the rest of this entry »

€ 200m VLTs gaming contribution paid by who?

The end of April was the deadline for the payment of the € 200M contribution by gaming machine licensees in Italy, but it is unclear who borne such cost between the supply chain and the licensees. Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

Follow us! – “Autorità Digitali” – Friday 22 May @ University of Milan

Follow us on Friday 22 May 2015 at the University of Milan, with the main experts of our “Digital Authorities” – Giuseppe Galasso (Director Communications – AGCM), Benedetta Liberatore (Director Audiovisual Services – AGCOM) and Luigi Montuori (Director Communications and Electronic Networks – Data Protection Authority), together with Marco Cuniberti (UNIMI) and Giangiacomo Olivi. UNIMI Read the rest of this entry »

Internet of Things: The Role of Free and Open Source Software

The Internet of Things (IoT) has an essential component in free and open source software, and this will be topic of our next DLA Piper webinar on 20 May 2015 at 4 pm UK time!IoT


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Save the date! – “Autorità Digitali” – Friday 22 May @University of Milan

Olivi FusionFriday 22 May 2015laura_borelli will no doubt be an important date for all those interested about the new regulations about the digital market, IoT and new technologies in Italy.

We will have the rare opportunity to have in the same event the main experts of our “Digital Authorities”, i.e. Giuseppe Galasso (Autorità garante della concorrenza e del mercato), Benedetta Liberatore (Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni) e Luigi Montuori (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali), together with Marco Cuniberti and our Giangiacomo Olivi. Read the rest of this entry »

Internet of Things industry questioned by privacy regulator!

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming exponentially reviewed by regulators.  After the report from the Italian telecom regulator (AgCom), the Italian privacy authority just launched a consultation seeking inputs from the industry on how to regulate the IoT.Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

SAVE THE DATE! Fashion Lunch Series @DLA Piper Milan – Come and join us for our monthly appointments on 8 May 2015!

elena-vareseJoin us on Friday 8 May at 12.30 pm at DLA Piper in Via Gabrio Casati 2, Milan for a new session of our Fashion Lunch Series! The title of the next seminar is “Sustainable fashion in the experience of some companies”. Read the rest of this entry »

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